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VU alumni honor John Lachs for educational contributions

Apr. 29, 2013—John Lachs, the Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2013 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

Apr. 25, 2013—A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Software Integrated Systems has developed an inexpensive hardware module and related software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 10, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Peabody alumna is creating social change

Apr. 8, 2013—For Alyssa Van Camp, a graduate student in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development and former undergraduate at Vanderbilt, bettering the world has been a lifelong pursuit. This spring, that pursuit was recognized as Van Camp participated in and won the Business for Good competition, hosted by the Nashville chapter of the Social...

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Laura Reinbold, BE’82, leaves her mark on Nashville’s changing skyline

Apr. 8, 2013—Laura Reinbold (BE’82) is fond of saying that since coming to Vanderbilt University at age 17, she’s never lived much more than a mile from where her parents deposited her on West End. Then again, she didn’t need to go far to leave her mark.

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Alumni spotlight: Bicycle entrepreneur Austin Bauman

Mar. 11, 2013—The Hustler caught up with alumnus Austin Bauman, owner of Green Fleet Hub, to hear about his career experience in the post-Vanderbilt world.

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For Troy Ball, BA’81, making moonshine is a patriotic duty

Feb. 26, 2013—On the Discovery network’s show Moonshiners, whiskey makers stay one step ahead of the law as they tend backwoods stills. Troy Ball is also a moonshiner, but the similarities between her and the Appalachia moonshiners featured on the show are few. Ball’s whiskey is legal and, by all accounts, some of the best on the market.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Feb. 26, 2013—Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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James Patterson, MA’70, has sold more books worldwide than any author during the past three years

Feb. 18, 2013—JAMES PATTERSON HAS SOLD MORE BOOKS WORLDWIDE THAN ANY AUTHOR DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS. NOW HE’S SET HIS SIGHTS ON CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF READERS.

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Vanderbilt alumnus Wyatt Smith makes a deal with his students: Learn Chinese. Go to China.

Feb. 18, 2013—It’s 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and Wyatt Smith is still in his classroom. The day started 12 hours ago, back when his green tie was firmly in place and his khakis were neatly pressed – before the classes, parent phone calls, and the three-hour Mandarin lesson for 13 inner-city students at George Washington Carver High...

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Our favorite Tweets and Facebook posts of the week, Feb. 8-15

Feb. 15, 2013—Love was in the air at Vanderbilt this week. For Valentine’s Day, we asked our Twitter and Facebook friends if they fell in love at Vanderbilt. As it turns out, Vanderbilt’s played Cupid to quite a few people! Below are some of our favorite stories. Updated Feb. 18: We’ve added more posts and Tweets that...

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Zeppos urges Congress to prioritize research universities and academic medical centers

Feb. 14, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent Feb. 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional leaders and making the case for federal investments in science and engineering research and education.

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